Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
3.25/5 rDev -1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $
It was nice to see even the Chimay beers in the cooler and the Three Floyds products at such great prices. The only contact I got from costumer service was a loud shout in my face, "Hey can we help you find anything?" I had two six packs in hand and said, "No, thank you". He replied in a louder tone, "You could always get more!!!" So that wasn't the most pleasant experience and I think that was a manager. Overall my little trip was a little unpleasant, but the prices were great and I hope they keep their Three Floyds products for next time.
08-24-2006 22:56:24 | More by Erdinger2003
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2.7/5 rDev -17.9%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
Just about every Hy-Vee wine and Spirits has gone drastically downhill in the past 18 months or so. I blame the state, personally. It's a damn shame that something so cool as this little chain has been ground down to mediocrity because of a few retarded, pointless laws. Used to be that pretty much every decent sized town in Iowa would have at least a decent beer selection. Now--well things are still better than just having grocery stores but not by much.
Staff wasn't knowledgeable but they were very friendly. The atmosphere is like a grocery store only smaller--nothing creepy or offputting about the place. The selection included a wide variety of macros along with your basic Iowa crafts--Millstream, Hub City, Rogue, Flying Dog, etc . There was also a decent (albeit stale) selection of basic European imports.
Go to John's instead. Or don't. I don't really care.
07-14-2008 06:36:00 | More by mynie
3.2/5 rDev -2.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
Pretty ugly exterior, honestly. Maybe an older HyVee Wine & Spirits? Most of the ones I've been to look pretty fancy, but this one is kinda stuck next to the regular Coralville HyVee. But who cares about the outside, what do they have going on for beer? Boulevard, North Coast, Millstream, Goose Island, Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, Leinie's, Redhook, and quite a few other micros that fall under the usual suspects in most decent Iowa beer stores. They had more than a handful of European offerings...almost everything in coolers as well.
I don't know much about the service, as I've only been here once so far. They weren't proactive and didn't ask me if I needed help while I was pawing through their beer section, but it can become annoying when people do that also. Similar to other HyVee Wine & Spirits locations, I'm assuming they have one or two people there that know their stuff about beer and keep their selection pretty respectable.
With John's Grocery a few miles away, it'd be stupid to go out of your way to stop by here if you're an out-of-towner. If you're a Coralville or Iowa City resident, then it's probably a somewhat regular stop for your beer needs. Nothing spectacular, but still a decent micro selection. HyVee Wine & Spirits are still suprisingly good places to find a pretty good array of quality beer.
06-20-2006 03:27:16 | More by hero27
4/5 rDev +21.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I found this store huddled next to the larger Hy-Vee food store and decided to see what the selection was like, as Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits are usually quite decent. This store is no exception.
Every time I've been to this place since I first found it there have been some open beers on ice at the doorway from which they offer samples. Usually a seasonal (Pumpkin Ales and O'fests this time of year), which is nice. There is a (very) small build-your-own-6 rack in the middle of the store, and the rest of the beer is located in coolers in the back, including a large walk-in devoted mostly to cases of schwag beer. The only thing I thought was weird about this store was the awkward position of the check-out counters, which seem to be dangling off into the middle of the store, creating a hell of a mess when the store is actually busy enough to form a queue at the register.
The service is friendly and somewhat knowledgable about their products, which is always a good thing. There are shelf talkers for some of the beers (I believe from "all about beer"), which is also nice, even though they aren't BA. The selection is laid out nicely with single imports on the right hand side and craft beers on the left. The selection itself is fairly standard for a good beer store in Iowa. They seem to get a lot of seasonals, even before other stores I've been to around here. Worth a shot if you're living in Coralville and don't want to drive all the way to John's to get beer.
09-10-2005 00:14:04 | More by neonbrown82
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits in Coralville, IA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.